The Landscape of Imagination

By James Corner, Alison Hirsch

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The Landscape of Imagination - The Collected Essays of James Corner, 1990-2010. Addresses critical issues in landscape architecture and prove that the best way to address the problems facing our cities is to embrace their industrial past.

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The Landscape of Imagination. Over the past two decades, James Corner has reinvented the field of landscape architecture. His highly influential writings of the 1990s-included in our bestselling Recovering Landscape -together with a post-millennial series of built projects, such as New York's celebrated High Line, prove that the best way to address the problems facing our cities is to embrace their industrial past. Collecting Corner's written scholarship from the early 1990s through 2010, The Landscape Imagination addresses critical issues in landscape architecture and reflects on how his writings have informed the built work of his thriving New York- based practice, Field Operations.


Preface — James Corner

Introduction — Alison Bick Hirsch

1 Theory

Critical Thinking and Landscape Architecture, 1991

Sounding the Depths—Origins, Theory, and Representation, 1990

Three Tyrannies of Contemporary Theory, 1991

Recovering Landscape as a Critical Cultural Practice, 1992 

2 Representation and Creativity

Aerial Representation: Irony and Contradiction in an Age of Precision, 1996

Drawing and Making in the Landscape Medium, 1992

The Agency of Mapping: Speculation, Critique, and Invention, 1999

Eidetic Operations and New Landscapes, 1999

Ecology and Landscape as Agents of Creativity, 1973   

3 Landscape Urbanism

Not Unlike Life Itself: Landscape Strategy Now, 2004

Landscape Urbanism, 2003

AuthorJames Corner, Alison Hirsch
Format15 x 23 cm
PublisherPrinceton Architectural Press
BindingHard cover
Page count320